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Interactive Display Sparks Memories for 96-Year-Old

Virginia Myers has a lifelong passion for collecting dolls that started as a young child with her first “Dream Baby” and blossomed in the 1970s with her first Sasha Doll. The 96-year-old grew her collection into the hundreds and even designed, sewed and sold clothes for the dolls for many years. At one point, she had one of the biggest collections of Sasha Dolls in the United States.

More Housing Options for Mature Boomers

Baby Boomers are getting older, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for their current or future housing needs. The active-adult, 55-and-over community has been popular with Boomers for years, but if their mobility is impaired or they develop other health issues, they may need to move to a senior-living community with multifamily housing and on-site health care services such as assisted living, memory care, and short- and long-term rehabilitation. 

Poetry Program At HarborChase Of The Park Cities Brings Memories Back To Residents

Writing is therapeutic for people of all ages, as the quiet time encourages the expression of thoughts and feelings on paper. For Claude Dollins, a 78-year-old resident of HarborChase of the Park Cities (a community of luxury senior residences), writing in his journal and composing letters to family and friends has always been a passion. In recent years, he’s been able to explore this hobby in a different way due to cognitive decline. He has very little short-term memory, and writing in his journal has helped him relive memories he might not have remembered without the activity. After moving to the community, Dollins was inspired to join the Poetry Program at HarborChase led by Molly Meyer, life enrichment director, to help stimulate his mind and work through his emotions. The Poetry Program is a group writing activity that uses thought-provoking conversation to spur memories used to create poems.

Art Show At HarborChase Of The Park Cities Benefits Local Organization In Its Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Dozens of pieces of fine art photography were recently on display at HarborChase of the Park Cities (a community of luxury senior residences). From photographs of the great outdoors to vintage buildings, residents and invited guests were able to admire the works of art by Brandall Laughlin. The Dallas native’s photographs were part of the senior living community’s “Behind the Lens” event. Attendees enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and sipped on signature cocktails as they walked through the community viewing Laughlin’s work. Laughlin also donated a beautiful piece that was featured in a silent auction at the event. The money raised benefited the Alzheimer’s Women’s Association for Resources and Education (AWARE) in Dallas and North Texas.